Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry
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Lydia Ainsworth to perform new record at 7th Street Entry

Overlooking Los Angeles’ Echo Park is the statue “The Queen of Angels,” which became the inspiration for Lydia Ainsworth’s new record, Darling of the Afterglow. Ainsworth, a Torontonian electro-pop singer, released her album on March 31. She recorded the album in the same Toronto studio where she made her 2014 debut album, Right from Real….

Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship
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Two Mac students win Watson Fellowship

Two Macalester seniors — Kava Garcia Vasquez and Ngan “Jasmine” Nguyen — have been selected as Watson Fellows for the 2017-18 year. The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for an independent, international travel-based project that is awarded to graduating seniors from 40 partner liberal arts schools. This is the second year in…

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MCSG Overseer: MCSG hears College’s re-branding proposals

This week’s legislative body (LB) meeting began with a slide show presentation by David Warch, Macalester’s Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Relations, about a developing collaboration with a Minneapolis-based firm, Little & Co. regarding Macalester’s new branding. Warch pointed out the lack of consistency across Macalester’s current logos; the Highlander, Admissions, Athletics, The…

Activist and poet Nikki Giovanni talks life, work and politics
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Activist and poet Nikki Giovanni talks life, work and politics

On Thursday, Feb. 23, as part of Black History Month and with funds from Macalester’s Lectures Coordination Board (LCB), Nikki Giovanni — a widely-known African-American poet, activist, professor and commentator — addressed the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Her speech did not have a centralized topic, but moved between the subjects of black womanhood, outer space,…

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Macalester Jewish Organization granted budget after two appeals

During the first hour of MCSG’s legislative body (LB) meeting this past Tuesday, April 12, MJO appealed a 50 percent cut to their budget, an appeal which had been rejected the previous week by the LB. The appeal had been instituted due to the org’s failure to use the budgeting program Checkbook during the school…

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CISPOS takes on the Syrian refugee issue

On Sunday, April 3, Macalester United Plymouth Church hosted a fundraiser for the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), held by the grassroots organization Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria, or Minnesota CISPOS. According to Rihab Naheel, a member of CISPOS who helped to organize the event, $12,500 “and counting” was raised at the…

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Opportunity Partners’ contracts ended

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Café Mac ended the contracts of nine Bon Appétit workers. The workers had been hired through Opportunity Partners, a Minnesota nonprofit that advocates for people with disabilities. On Thursday, Feb. 18, a group of Macalester students, including Café Mac employees and members of the Income Inequality Commission (IIC), presented a petition…

Macalester participates in college based anti-Islamophobia webinar
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Macalester participates in college based anti-Islamophobia webinar

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, during the lunch hour, students, faculty and staff gathered in Davis Court for a webinar on how colleges campuses can respond to Islamophobic behavior. The webinar was hosted by the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a nonprofit focused on religious pluralism which frames students as leaders and college campuses as models of…

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Provost: DFDD and IGC dean positions to merge

During a faculty meeting in the Weyerhaeuser Boardroom on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Provost Karine Moe announced that the future Dean of Faculty Diversity and Development (DFDD) and the Dean of the Institute of Global Citizenship (IGC) will be combined into one position, which will involve the hiring of at least one associate dean as well….

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